The Bmore Historic Happy Hour is back for our second annual get-together at one of Mt. Vernon’s most unique historic venues — the Hamilton Street Club. Join us to enjoy generous horderves, complimentary punch bowl, and a chance to win tickets to the Hamilton Street Club’s Mint Julep party or new Baltimore history books published from the Johns Hopkins Press.
Established in 1925, the Hamilton Street Club occupies an early 19th century townhouse designed by Robert Carey Long, Sr. (the same early Baltimore architect and builder who designed the Peale Museum and Davidge Hall). Among Baltimore’s private social clubs, Hamilton Street has a reputation for both intellectual conversation and an irreverent sense of humor – a place where, as Francis F. Beirne noted in The Amiable Baltimoreans, “anybody could say what he pleased and talk as long as he pleased but nobody was required to listen.” The club’s popularity among by local writers, as well as journalists and editors from the Baltimore Sun, led long-time club president William W. Woollcott, owner of the Victor G. Bloede Chemical Co., to remark, “Here I am, the only businessman in the club, surrounded by parasites.”
Come out to the Hamilton Street Club for food, drinks and great conversation, including a chance to meet a few of the club’s long-time members. All attendees will also be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Club’s annual Mint Julep party ($100 value) or one of several Baltimore history books recently published by the Johns Hopkins Press. With their talented steward at the bar, the Hamilton Street Club is also well supplied with beer, wine, and vintage cocktails.
[su_button url=”https://baltimoreheritage.org/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&reset=1&id=99″ size=”7″ center=”yes” icon=”icon: check-square”]Sign up for the Happy Hour today![/su_button]
Bonus! Walking Tour of Mt. Vernon’s Historic Clubs
Meet at 6:00pm at the north park of Mt. Vernon Place, Charles and Madison Streets
Work up a thirst before the happy hour with a quick stroll through the history of private social clubs in Mt. Vernon.
On a short walk from Mount Vernon Place to the happy hour, we’ll share stories of Confederate sympathizers, tireless social reformers, and the most serious of university scholars from the neighborhood’s private social clubs from past and present.